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Kaan Erkorkmaz

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Phone: 519-888-4567 x35214
Location: EC4 1013
Fax: +1 519-888-4333

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Biography Summary

Kaan Erkorkmaz is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He is a Fellow of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP) and also a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.

Professor Erkorkmaz’s research interests are in the areas of precision manufacturing, machining, and dynamics; controls, and optimal trajectory planning for machine tools; with the objective of increasing the productivity, part quality, and resource efficiency in manufacturing operations.

Research Interests

  • Precision Engineering
  • Dynamics
  • Controls
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechatronics
  • Automotive
  • Advanced Robotics
  • Controls And Precision Tooling
  • Digital Factories
  • Digital Design And Fabrication Technologies
  • Embedded Systems
  • Sensors And Devices
  • Machining Automation

Education

  • 2004, Doctorate, Mechanical Engineering Thesis Topic:Optimal Trajectory Generation and Precision Tracking Control for Multi-Axis Machines Specialization: Automatic Control (major), Machining, Mechanical Vibrations, Instrumentation, Design, Sensors and Actuators, Re, University of British Columbia, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • 1999, Master's, Mechanical Engineering Thesis Topic:High Speed Contouring Control for Machine Tool Drives Research Advisor:Prof. Yusuf Altintas, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia
  • 1996, Master's, Systems and Control Engineering,Course requirements completed, masters degree continued at UBC, Bogazici University, Institute of Science and Engineering
  • 1995, Bachelor's, Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University

Courses

  • MTE 360 - Automatic Control Systems
  • ME 548 - Numerical Control of Machine Tools 1
  • ME 780 - Special Topics in Mechatronics

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Munoa, Jokin and Beudaert, Xavier and Erkorkmaz, Kaan and Iglesias, Alex and Barrios, Asier and Zatarain, Mikel, Active suppression of structural chatter vibrations using machine drives and accelerometers, CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology, 64(1), 2015, 385 - 388
  • Erkorkmaz, Kaan, Control of Machining Processes, Encyclopedia of Systems and Control, 2015, 173 - 179
  • Erkorkmaz, Kaan, Efficient Fitting of the Feed Correction Polynomial for Real-Time Spline Interpolation, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 137(4), 2015
  • Okyay, Ahmet and Khamesee, Mir Behrad and Erkorkmaz, Kaan, Design and Optimization of a Voice Coil Actuator for Precision Motion Applications, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 51(6), 2015, 1 - 10
  • Erkorkmaz, Kaan, Servo System, CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering, 2014, 1112 - 1115
  • Erkorkmaz, Kaan and Alzaydi, Ammar and Elfizy, Amr and Engin, Serafettin, Time-optimized hole sequence planning for 5-axis on-the-fly laser drilling, CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology, 63(1), 2014, 377 - 380
  • Erkorkmaz, Kaan and Hosseinkhani, Yasin, Control of ball screw drives based on disturbance response optimization, CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology, 62(1), 2013, 387 - 390
  • Erkorkmaz, Kaan and Layegh, S Ehsan and Lazoglu, Ismail and Erdim, Huseyin, Feedrate optimization for freeform milling considering constraints from the feed drive system and process mechanics, CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology, 62(1), 2013, 395 - 398
  • Vasilopoulos, Theodoros and Erkorkmaz, Kaan and Ismail, Fathy and Pilliar, Robert M, Modeling, Simulation, and optimization of machining polymer infiltrated calcium polyphosphate, International Journal of Automation Technology, 2, 2013
  • Gordon, Dan J and Erkorkmaz, Kaan, Accurate control of ball screw drives using pole-placement vibration damping and a novel trajectory prefilter, Precision Engineering, 37(2), 2013, 308 - 322
  • Hosseinkhani, Yasin and Erkorkmaz, Kaan, High frequency harmonic cancellation in ball-screw drives, Procedia Cirp, 1, 2012, 615 - 620
  • Bristow, Michele and Erkorkmaz, Kaan and Huissoon, Jan Paul and Jeon, Soo and Owen, William S and Waslander, Steven L and Stubley, Gordon D, A control systems concept inventory test design and assessment, IEEE Transactions on Education, 55(2), 2012, 203 - 212
  • Erkorkmaz, Kaan, Real-Time Feed Optimization for Spline Toolpaths Employing Uninterrupted Acceleration Profiling, Proc. 27th ASPE Annual Mtg., San Diego, CA, Oct, 2012, 21 - 26
  • Gordon, Dan J and Erkorkmaz, Kaan, Precision control of a T-type gantry using sensor/actuator averaging and active vibration damping, Precision Engineering, 36(2), 2012, 299 - 314
  • Beudaert, Xavier and Barrios, Asier and Erkorkmaz, Kaan and Munoa, Jokin, Limiting factors for the active suppression of structural chatter vibrations using machine’s drives, XIIth International Conference on High Speed Machining (HSM2015), January 2015